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Series Information for Combined New England City and Town Area (CNECTA) National TIGER/Line Shapefiles, Current

Metadata Updated: December 14, 2023

This is a series-level metadata record. The TIGER/Line shapefiles and related database files (.dbf) are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File / Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) Database (MTDB). The MTDB represents a seamless national filewith no overlaps or gaps between parts, however, each TIGER/Line shapefile is designed to stand alone as an independentdata set, or they can be combined to cover the entire nation. Combined New England City and Town Areas (CNECTA) are defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and consist of two or more adjacent New England City and Town Areas (NECTA) that have significant employment interchanges. The NECTAs that combine to create a CNECTA retain separate identities within the larger combined statistical area. Because CNECTAs represent groupings of NECTAs, they should not be ranked or compared with individual NECTAs. The CNECTA boundaries are those defined by OMB based on the 2010 Census, published in 2013, and updated in 2017.

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Metadata Date October 25, 2022
Metadata Created Date December 14, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 14, 2023
Reference Date(s) 2021 (publication), 2021-05 (creation), 2021-05 (lastUpdate)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from Current NGDA Standalones

Graphic Preview

URL for the TIGERWeb Mapping Service

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Series
Metadata Date October 25, 2022
Metadata Created Date December 14, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 14, 2023
Reference Date(s) 2021 (publication), 2021-05 (creation), 2021-05 (lastUpdate)
Responsible Party U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Spatial Data Collection and Products Branch (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid series_tl_2021_cnecta.shp.iso.xml
Access Constraints Access constraints: None, Use Constraints: The TIGER/Line Shapefile products are not copyrighted however TIGER/Line and Census TIGER are registered trademarks of the U.S. Census Bureau. These products are free to use in a product or publication, however acknowledgement must be given to the U.S. Census Bureau as the source. The boundary information in the TIGER/Line Shapefiles are for statistical data collection and tabulation purposes only; their depiction and designation for statistical purposes does not constitute a determination of jurisdictional authority or rights of ownership or entitlement and they are not legal land descriptions. Coordinates in the TIGER/Line shapefiles have six implied decimal places, but the positional accuracy of these coordinates is not as great as the six decimal places suggest.
Bbox East Long 146.154418
Bbox North Lat 71.439786
Bbox South Lat -14.601813
Bbox West Long -178.443593
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description URL for the TIGERWeb Mapping Service
Graphic Preview File,Combined_New_England_City_and_Town_Areas_Labels20328&STYLES=default,default&FORMAT=image/png+xml&BGCOLOR=0xFFFFFF&TRANSPARENT=TRUE&CRS=EPSG:4326&BBOX=+42.4731,-72.3758,+42.8986,-71.3912&WIDTH=256&HEIGHT=256
Graphic Preview Type URL
Harvest Object Id a7811e9b-3782-43b7-91f8-6ed2221f1c82
Harvest Source Id 02d50b34-1cc0-456c-9791-b503aacfa729
Harvest Source Title Current NGDA Standalones
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-178.443593, -14.601813], [146.154418, -14.601813], [146.154418, 71.439786], [-178.443593, 71.439786], [-178.443593, -14.601813]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2020-06
Temporal Extent End 2021-05

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